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Serious Series Growth

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Fri, 9 March 2018

Plans to grow surfing in Africa, as well as the addition of longboarding and more WSL Qualifying Series points on offer, were recently announced at the launch of the six-event City Surf Series.

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For the Record

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Thu, 8 March 2018

The surf was small, but later it went mental for record crowds and entries at the Rolling Retro near Cape Town, writes Spike. Photos Ian Thurtell & Oliver de Bruin

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Are You Finnish Yet?

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Tue, 6 March 2018

Here's a random revelation. Freezing Finland has many secret surf spots, and Spike likes alliteration. Let's go surf the Hawaii-like Baltic Sea with former snowboard pro Lauri Heiskari.

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Time to Roll

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Fri, 2 March 2018

The Rolling Retro is back for its ninth iteration at Llandundo, and the surf forecast is looking kiff for Sunday as a long period swell builds all day, making for more top tube riding.

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#CheersMick #HowzitMikey

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Thu, 1 March 2018

Will Julian Wilson be ready for Snapper Rocks in nine days time after his MTB injury, or will Mikey February be on the world tour from as early as the first event? Spike speculates.

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Time to Shine

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Mikey February has been branded the next best thing, but as a South African must still crack the big leagues by beating the best and most well-resourced young surfers in the world. He chats to Cyle Myers. Images by Marishka Diebold.

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Boom!!

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Tue, 27 February 2018

A moer of a cyclone is forecast to appear 1,300 miles east of Durban next week Tuesday. Zulu-named Dumazile packs gusts to 105 knots. Batten the hatches, warns Spike. Swell is coming!

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Saffas Storm Sydney

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Mon, 26 February 2018

Stormy six foot surf greeted surfers at the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro at Manly Beach, with South Africans Matt McGillivray and Beyrick de Vries both winning their opening heats.

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Two Decades Later

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Mon, 19 February 2018

Home-grown WSL commentator Gigs Celliers went to the US on business and ended up winning the US Kneeboard Champs at Huntington Beach, 22 years after he won the worlds there.

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Gifts from the Givers

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Mon, 19 February 2018

On Monwabisi beach, opposite Khayelitsha, nearly 300 kids are feeling the stoke of surfing with Mikey Feb and the perpetually smiling Gudauskas brothers, writes Karen Rutter.

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Smoking Gun

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Wed, 14 February 2018

Bullets flew at the Globe Llandudno Boardriders Shootout in barelling 6-8 foot smokers that went off with a loud bang at the Gat (gun) in Llandudno recently, writes Liam Wood for Wavescape.

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Tue May 22 10:20:21 +0000 2018

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